Sunday, May 19, 2013

Mad About ...Mad Men (Part 4)

How time flies when you are having fun! Today is my part 4 of the projects inspired by the period drama Mad Men. When it comes to classy and elegant, we can't help thinking about the first Mrs. Don Draper--Betty! From season 1 to 4, Betty is the ultimate style icon in this series.
Isn't "Betty" gorgeous?
you mean so much to me
I hope my card does justice to her style! Lots Perfect Pearl (Biscotti and Mandarin Orange) and of gold embossing went into this card! I also embossed the edges to give it a more defined look.
Ding-->Have you tried embossing with Perfect Pearl? Here is a great video from Jennifer McGuire in case you miss seeing it. Here are last few Mad About...Mad Men--part 1,
 part 2 and part 3.
Happy Sunday!

30 comments:

Barb said...

Wow, Virginia! That is really pretty! You've captured the beauty of her dress perfectly! Love the gold embossing paired with the Perfect Pearls - awesome idea!

Dawn Turley said...

very beautiful Virginia. The elegance really is stunning,

Pamela said...

Embossing with perfect pearls?! Off to see that video! And that gold and orange looks AMAZING together!

Lynn said...

Wowzers Virginia! All of the gold embossing is beautiful!

Susan Raihala said...

Gorgeous!!!! What an amazing technique and you've used it perfectly!

Sheila H said...

Beautiful colors - the embossing is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing a fantastic technique, Virginia. You continue to wow me :)

snappy scrappy said...

So pretty!!!

Cassie_lu said...

beautiful card and interpretation of the dress.

Robin K. said...

Just gorgeous Virginia!

~amy~ said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!

jintyoo7 said...

Gorgeous, Virginia - love how you pulled out the orange!

Laura Jane said...

Beautiful embossed edges!

Barb Ghig said...

OMGosh, Virgina...your card is AMAZING! I love all of your embossing, and the gold border is gorgeous! You have definitely done justice to Betty...and some serious justice to this stamp!!! Hero Arts would be "Proud"!

Oh, and thank you for the link to Jen's video :-)

Susan F. said...

This is such an elegant card.

Tracey McNeely said...

Virginia this is just gorgeous, the embossing and Perfect Pearls is exquisite!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is gorgeous! I am swooning over all the embossing. Wonderful!

Laura B. said...

So fun...I guess I need to check this Mad Men show out. Never seen it before. Over here it's all hockey and cartoons!! I'm loving that bright orange embossing on vellum!

alexandra s.m. said...

Wow Virginia...gorgeous effect indeed!
It looks like a piece of expensive brocade!
Thank You for the tip too, I would never have thought about it!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

So very stunning!

lenny said...

This is magnificent!! Wow! Virginia!
Totally love these posts!! GREAT take on that inspiration photo!! Amazing card!!!!! Love visiting your blog...I'm always INSPIRED!
Thanks so much for that!! :)

Karen said...

love it!

donna mikasa said...

You've captured the essence of Betty perfectly and I don't even watch the show! Amazing, Virginia!

Angi Barrs said...

I love your Mad Men inspired cards. The color and design are gorgeous!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

WOW! This is beautiful! Love the repeated stamping of this image in various colors!

Kelly Griglione said...

So gorgeous, indeed! The layered colors and stamping is luscious. You're totally rocking this series of posts, Virginia!

Tasnim said...

oh my! this card is Gorgeous!! It is so pinned!

Nina Yang said...

O.M.G. Beautiful!!!

Maureen Morton said...

I love January - so sophisticated and elegant - just like your card. Great embossing details and colors!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! that layered embossed background is amazing, VIrginia!! really the pop of orange, too. gorgeous card, girl!

Jacqueline said...

I love how you use 'gold' in your designs, this is beautiful!!